30 before 30: Four-Year Update

30 before 30: Four-Year Update

Before I begin, allow me to express my shock that I am twenty-four years old!  I feel old…but also young…sort of rickety…but also fresh… Can anyone relate?

Anyway…you’re here to read about the exciting things I did this year.  Here you go:

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February Photo Challenge 2019

February Photo Challenge 2019

In December, I had the passing notion to take a photo every day in 2019 and post the photos to my blog.  I had seen other bloggers do this, so I found a list of 365 photo prompts, and I halfheartedly decided that I would try to take a picture every day in January.  To my surprise, I succeeded, and since I was already 1/12 of the way done with my unintentional 365-day photo challenge, I figured I might as well continue.

I feel the need to apologize for the plethora of Old Salem photos you will see this year (nearly 36% of the photos that I am sharing this month were taken in Old Salem).  My only hope is that all the pictures of handcarts, colorful doors, and archaic signage will make you love Old Salem as much as I do.

But I won’t apologize that four of the photos this month contain chocolate.  February is, after all, National Chocolate Lover’s Month.

P.S. – I am cohosting Fiesta Friday this week with Laurena @ Life Diet Health.  Head over to Angie’s blog to see a multitude of delicious recipes.

January Photo Challenge 2019

January Photo Challenge 2019

I have 365 photo prompts, and I have used 31 of them.  How long will I stick with this project?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Happy Places

Happy Places

Before my parents began the long drive from Massachusetts to North Carolina, they dropped me at the Boston airport so that I could fly to Michigan to visit my grandparents.  I only spent about 2 days with my grandparents, but we had a great time and made some memories.  Besides visiting my happy place (Windmill Island), we also stopped by one of my mom’s favorite locations, Big Red.

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Over Andover Again

Over Andover Again

I know that I already posted photos of Andover, but we did not limit our Andover explorations to the downtown area.  Later in the week, we trekked to Holt Hill where the colonists watched the British burn Boston.  On a clear day, you can still catch a glimpse of Boston from this high point.

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Academy of the Rich and Famous

Academy of the Rich and Famous

If you want to become a president, a Superbowl-winning coach, or a legendary physician and poet, you should probably attend Phillip’s Academy in Andover, MA.

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Doorknobs and Broomsticks

Doorknobs and Broomsticks

After reading several stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne for grad school, I became intrigued by the Salem Witch Trials.  In the 1690s, a group of mischevious girls accused innocent citizens of witchcraft, and the town killed the supposed witches for their sins.  On our historic trip through Massachusetts, my family explored Salem, the town famous for these colonial witch trials and the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most famous books.

 

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